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How to Develop Strong Business Leaders: Lessons From UNIQLO

“There simply aren’t enough business leaders today, and cultivating new business leaders in a rapid fashion is the single most crucial issue among corporations.” As a management consultant, this is the question I am repeatedly asked to help with. Why is this so? The primary reason is that although the required characteristics for business leaders have been dramatically changing, many corporations have been unable to adapt to these changes.

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Asian cement 2017: looking to the future

Following an exciting 2016, this year sees opportunities and challenges abound for the Asian cement industry. L.E.K. Consulting gives an overview and outlines strategies that help position cement companies in this part of the world for long-term growth.

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HIT Think Why big data must be better utilized to fight cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, with some 1.7 million Americans expected to be diagnosed with some form of the disease this year alone. Yet in the vast majority of cases, the details of their disease and treatment—from the tumor’s composition to which drugs were tried and what the results of those treatments were—remain stuck in medical records that offer no help to others facing similar circumstances.

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Boards Must Be More Combative

Boards of directors play two roles. They must protect value by helping companies avoid unnecessary risks, and they must build value by ensuring that companies change quickly enough to address emerging competitive threats, evolving customer preferences, and disruptive technologies.

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How to Manage Through Disruption (subscription required)

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two "right" answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs – choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching.

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How CEOs Can Manage Strategic Tensions

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two “right” answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs — choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching. This article discusses how CEOs should actively manage five specific tensions in today’s complex global business environment.

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Executive Summary of Japan Summit: Future Works

The Economists's Japan Summit: Future Works took place in Tokyo on October 21st 2016. Leaders in politics, business and academia gathered at the Summit to discuss coming changes to the world of work, and examine how these might help re-boot Japan's growth.

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Stand-Up Pouches Leading Packaging Trends

Steady demand for lower-cost, durable space-saving containers has compelled the consumer packaged goods industry (CPG) to devise newer, more innovative products capable of enhancing brand vitality while boosting customer appeal. Among the packaging concepts exhibiting the strongest growth are flexible, stand-up pouches. more (see page 15)

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Reflections from TU Automotive Munich Nov 2016 - #TUEurope

The new mobility revolution is firmly underway. From sharing, autonomy and sustainability to what’s in a mobility brand, London partner Ashish Khanna reflects on the key messages from the TU-Automotive Europe Conference in this LinkedIn article.

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9 Trends That Will Carry Genomics Into 2020 (And Beyond)

Remarkable advances in genomics technologies bring the promise of extraordinary changes in healthcare — and some of those changes are arriving now. What’s unfolding are nine trends that we think will shape the life science markets in this accelerating genomics revolution.

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